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On This Day: The British Surrender at YorktownLesson Planet
2 mins 7th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhy was the Battle of Yorktown not as decisive in the American Revolution as many people believe? Young scholars consider the question while viewing video clips from historians who discuss the various factors that went into the American...
Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Seek Independence?Lesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
To understand the reasonings of those colonials who sought independence from England, young historians are divided into content groups that examine documents related to either the Boston Tea Party, the Yorktown Tea Party, Tea Overboard,...
The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
Track the ins and outs and wartime strategies used by both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Multiple comparisons are made between both factions, maps, statistical data, images, and light text is used throughout...
Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King?Lesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King...
What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?Lesson Planet
5th - 8th
Students identify the qualities of an effective military leader. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students view several Internet resources about George Washington's life. Student groups research one of four battles, and document their...
Tolivers Secret Historical Fiction UnitLesson Planet
1st - 5th
Young scholars read a historical fiction about the generals Cornwallis and Washington. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students discover how these two generals lead the patriotic victory at Yorktown, which ended the Revolutionary War.
The War in the South, 1778–1781Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The second in a three-part look at the Revolutionary War focuses the years from 1778 through 1781 and zooms in on military operations in the southern colonies, the French alliance, and the role African-Americans played in events. Class...
American Revolution Timeline ProjectLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
This simple project can have great implications for your learners' understanding of the shifts in power during the American Revolution. Using an included worksheet, your young historians will design a timeline of the revolution and...
American Revolution ProjectLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Your young historians will have the opportunity to design a six-page brochure on the American Revolution with specific guidelines for what to include in each section. Activities for each page range from creating an acrostic poem using...
U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzles: Intermediate #1Lesson Planet
7th - 10th
All of the details of American history fall into place with a clever crossword puzzle. Nearly 100 clues prompt middle and high schoolers to fit the correct answers to topics including the American Revolution, the Civil War, and...